After I dumped the villain - Chapter 16
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“Hello, comrade. I’m Li Dali, the village head.” Li Dali came out with two thermos bottles and said, “I’ll pour some water for my comrades. It’s too hot here.”
Everyone looked at the water bottle with glowing eyes and licked their dry lips.
“Rest in place,” the man instructed, and the group sat quietly to rest.
“Comrades, this is the cucumber we grow in our house. Let’s relieve the heat.”
“This is boiled eggs.”
“This is roasted sweet potato…”
The villagers each enthusiastically took out the food in their home.
Mu Ling and his subordinates kept on rescuing people for seven days. When the mountain collapsed, the 30 or 40 years old men in other villages were scared to lose half of their lives. When they saw that the villagers in Hantan village were smiling, they were puzzled.
Facing such a natural disaster, why were they not worried at all?
“Thank you, everyone, don’t worry, the mountain roads are being cleaned up and traffic will soon be restored,” the man said hoarsely.
“We are not worried, we can be self-sufficient, and we aren’t afraid without air conditioning.”
“Xiao Mian said that it’s ten or twenty degrees hotter outside than in the mountains, and everyone out will be roasted.”
“Recently, all the animals in the mountain are running out. Xiao Mian has taken us to hunt a lot. Comrade, you can stay for lunch later.”
In every sentence, “Xiao Mian” was mentioned.
“Village head, is Xiao Mian here?”
“Xiao Mian went to Houshan to hunt.”
“A girl went hunting alone?”
The crowd suddenly felt dumbfounded. After the mountain collapsed, the beasts ran rampant. The girls in this mountain were so brave?
“Village chief, you take us to Houshan to take a look.” Mu Ling stood up and gave instructions, “one team will go to Houshan with me, and the second team will be on standby and report the situation of the village.”
Li Dali hurriedly took Mu Ling and others up the mountain, while other villagers went home to take out the meat and vegetables and went to Grandma Su’s home to make lunch.
Along the way, Mu Ling had a basic understanding of the situation in Hantan Village. Seven households, a total of eleven people, the village head was Li Dali, but the master mind was a young girl of 20 years old. This little girl was the previous year college entrance examination champion and a top student of Huada.
In May, while students were in class, the little girl had been home for more than a month.
When Mu Ling arrived at the back mountain cold pool with the village head, he was shocked to see that the lake was still frozen in such hot weather.
Recently, high temperature and heat-death events were happening every day throughout the country. Not to mention, the temperature in the southwestern region was already approaching 50 degrees. This isolated small mountain village had such a natural summer resort.
It wasn’t hot in this mountain.
“Village chief, is this place under construction?” Mu Ling saw three caves dug out, each of which was three meters high, spacious and bright. From the cave to the cold pool, there were all stone roads.
“It’s too hot, you can’t buy air conditioners, and the circuit often breaks down. Xiao Mian asked the construction team to build a stone house. We plan to move over to avoid the heat,” village head Li said with a smile.
If it had been put a month ago, it would have been unreasonable. But after experiencing high temperatures that continued to rise across the country, digging a cave to build a house would have been a lifesaver.
“Grandpa, how did you get up the mountain?” Su Mian went hunting early in the morning. After the collapse of the mountain, the animals in the mountain fled one after another, and the number of animals increased sharply. These small and weak animals wouldn’t resist the coming end of the world, and would be directly burned to ashes under the fire.
In the week when the mountain was closed, Su Mian went up the mountain to hunt every day, stored as much bacon as possible, and caught some pheasants and hares and raised them in the yard.
Mu Ling and others were shocked for a moment.
The 20-year-old girl was dressed in a flower clasped gown, her calf pants were tucked into her boots, carrying a bamboo basket and bows and arrows. She was very beautiful, but her skin was whiter than ivory, and her dark pupils were clear like water. No one thought that the girl who hunted in the mountains every day would look like this.
“Xiao Mian, this is a comrade who came to the rescue. I heard that you went hunting in the mountains by yourself, and came to have a look,” Liu Dali laughed.
Su Mian nodded, put down the prey in a bamboo basket, wiped her sweat and said, “I’m fine. I’ve hunted a mule today. It weighs 30 to 40 pounds. Grandpa village head, will have a taste of it later.””
Did they really see a hornless mule, several pheasants and hares in the bamboo basket? They immediately looked at each other.
They didn’t worry about it.
“The hornless mule is a national protected animal,” Mu Ling frowned.
“Because of the natural disasters, people will be at the bottom of the food chain. Who would care about the mule?” Su Mian said coldly.
Mu Ling, who was blocked by Su Mian, was speechless. The team behind sneered and said, “Captain, when this mule was crushed by the collapse of the mountain, we didn’t eat less when we marched in the wild.”
“Come, sister, I’ll carry the bamboo basket for you. It must be heavy.”
Everyone said enthusiastically.
After finding Su Mian, the group went down the mountain and returned to the village.
Farm food and braised buns were ready for lunch.
The taste was awesome. With Grandma Su’s good cooking skills, everyone ate the best meal since the rescue. No, it was the best meal ever.
When Mu Ling saw that under the eaves of Su’s house were dried pheasant and hare meat, as well as wild lamb and pork leg meat, he nodded secretly. No wonder the villagers were convinced by the little girl, she was smart and good.
“Now that the mountain has collapsed, it’s not safe here. Do you want to move to a relative’s house?” When Mu Ling saw the simplicity of the villagers, he couldn’t help reminding them.
Mu Ling’s position in the army wasn’t low, and he knew a lot of unknown inside information. For example, natural disasters would happen everywhere. Today, there were mountain collapses. Tomorrow, there may be earthquakes and forest fires. Hundreds of major disasters had occurred in China that month, all of which had been suppressed and not released in the news, so as to avoid people’s panic.
“We’re not going anywhere,” Liu Yan said, shaking his head.
“This is our home,” Grandma Zhao said.
“Comrades, we are all people who stepped into the coffin with one foot. We don’t want to go to a relative’s house, and stay in the mountains. The village of Hantan is okay,” said the village chief grandpa proudly.
Su Mian looked at Mu Ling thoughtfully, and determined that she hadn’t seen him in the previous life. She thought that after the apocalypse, he must have rushed to the frontline. The soldier suffered heavy casualties. She held some respect for him in her heart.
Su Mian said, “Captain Mu, I saw in the forum that there are disasters all over the country, even though it is not necessarily safer outside than in the mountains. If you have a holiday, you should go back to see your family.”
Maybe, he wouldn’t have the chance to in the future.